The 2014 Kia Sorrento is a five-passenger crossover SUV with tons of standard and optional features, a quiet and comfortable ride, impressively updated tech features, an available third row seat, and an extended warranty, yet possibly the best thing about this vehicle is the fact that it’s so customizable. There are four trim options, LX, EX, SX, and SX-L, and each has its own list of standard and optional features. This is a vehicle that’s truly customizable.
Standard Features on the Kia Sorento LX
The Kia Sorento LX is the entry-level trim, and is a great choice for those who want the utility of the Kia crossover, but are looking for the lowest price. Standard features include air conditioning, 40/20/40 split/fold back seats, Bluetooth connectivity, 17-inch alloy wheels, a full range of power accessories, a tilting and telescoping steering wheel, and a six-speaker stereo with CD player, USB port, satellite radio, and auxiliary audio jacks.
Standard Features on the Kia Sorento EX
The EX starts where the LX left off, but adds many features of its own. Standard equipment includes 18-inch wheels, foglights, roof rails, back parking sensors, leather upholstery, eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar, LCD gauges, backseat sunshades, rear camera, auto headlights, back spoiler, keyless ignition, keyless entry, dual-zone auto climate control, heated seats in the front, ambient lighting inside, automatically dimming rear mirror, and a voice activation system.
Optional Features on the Kia Sorento EX
The Kia Sorento EX is available with the optional Touring Package which comes with all kinds of goodies like a power operated liftgate, advanced safety features like a blind-spot monitoring system, ventilated seats in the front, navigation system, driver memory settings, eight-inch touchscreen display, a new and improved panoramic sunroof, and a truly inspired ten-speaker Infinity surround sound stereo. It’s a great choice for those who want something with more features than the standard EX but don’t want to upgrade to the SX.
The Kia Sorento SX and SX-L Trims
The Kia Sorento SX starts with everything that’s standard on the EX, plus the Touring Package, and then takes things up a notch: 19-inch wheels, air conditioning in the back, selectable steering modes, and four-way power adjustable front passenger seat. The SX-L is the cream of the crop and comes with everything on the SX plus chrome wheels, heated and wood-trimmed steering wheel, improved leather upholstery, xenon headlights, and heated seats in the back. Every trim from LX to SX-L is available with optional 50/50 split third row seats.
Engine Options Vary By Trim
There are two engine options available. The LX is standard with a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine with a resulting 191 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque. The LX is also optional with the engine that’s standard on all other trims: a 3.3L V6 with an output of 290 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are standard with a six-speed automatic transmission and FWD, though AWD is an optional feature. This SUV can go from zero to 60 mph in just 7.4 seconds – which is very fast for its class.
Standard and Optional Safety Features for Each Trim
All trims are standard with stability control, traction control, antilock disc brakes, hill-start assist, a host of airbags, and front active head control. The EX and SX models are standard with a rear camera and back parking sensors, which are optional on the LX. The SX and SX-L are also standard with a blind-spot monitoring system, which is optional on the other models. This crossover can stop in 120 feet when traveling at 60 mph, which is better than average for its class.
To see all trims of the new Kia Sorento in NJ, visit the Burlington Kia dealership in Burlington, NJ. Our expert staff can answer any Sorento related questions you have and get you behind the wheel for a test drive today!